Renanthera breviflora (Rchb.f.) R.Rice & J.J.Wood 2003

1st Photo by Vincent Wanua and Vincent's Orchid Blog

Lip Detail

Photo by Gary Yong Gee and his Orchid Photo Website

Side View of Flower

Photo by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Short Flowered Renanthera [refers to the few flowered infloresecence]

Flower Size 1.5" [4 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo and Sulu Island of the Philippines in hill forests at elevations around 600 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an erect, terete stem carrying strap-shaped, unequally bilobed apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms on an axillary, arching branched, successively few flowered inflorescencce

Synonyms *Renanthera matutina var. breviflora Rchb.f 1879

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim and Wood 1994 drawing fide as R matutina; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 1 2008 photo/drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide